Green Witherite (Nickel-Colored)
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 7.2 x 7.1 cm
Minerva Mine, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
A rare specimen that I am told came from a small pocket in the mid 1960s, of a nickel-rich variety of witherite which causes the crystals to have a soft, pastel green color! This is a specimen I have long remembered as the best one I have seen for sale, which I sold first around 10 years ago and just recently was able to obtain again. I STILL have not seen comparable, and only 2 others that even come close, in the intervening decade. It has some contact on the left side of the main cluster, but that is natural and not damage per se. It still displays beautifully